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BLAKE MEDICAL CENTER 2020 59TH ST W BRADENTON, FL 34209 July 18, 2019
VIOLATION: Electrical Systems - Essential Electric Syste Tag No: K0918
Based on record review and interview, with the Director of Plant Operations, the facility failed to maintain the transfer switch gear.

Findings included:

During facility record review with the Director of Plant Operations, it was revealed that during the scheduled maintenance by the facility's vendor on 09/05/2018, it was documented that transfer switch ATS-EQB control panel had been recommended to be replaced in the near future. It was also documented that transfer switch ATS-9(EA) caused major damage to equipment years ago when bypassed and had never been repaired. An interview was conducted with the Director of Plant Operations concurrent with observations and confirmed the findings.

per NFPA 101 (2012 Edition) 4.5.8
per NFPA 99 (2012 Edition) 6.4.4.1.1.3
per NFPA 110 (2010 Edition) 8.3.5